Viaduct across ‘La Gueule’

Belgium

Construction of the railway viaduct over the Gueule Valley

Located in the village of Moresnet, in the province of Liège, the Moresnet viaduct overlooks the Gueule Valley at a height ranging from 23 to 58 metres. 1,107 metres in length, it is also one of the most famous railway bridges in Belgium and Europe. It was built in just 18 months, during the First World War, for the transport of German artillery and troops to the Yser front.

Between 2002 and 2005, the viaduct underwent modernisation and was restored by Galère, in partnership: the work involved consolidating piles and stacks and replacing the deck of the railway viaduct. The new viaduct retains a structure similar to the old one, a wire mesh.

It allows a speed of 60 km/h.